A small, rural Osage County district is making big strides when it comes to technology in the classroom. Bowring Public Schools applied for a $75,000 grant to outfit their school with brand new Promethean Active Boards.
The boards can upload lessons from the Internet; ask kids questions, grade their answers, time quiz and a lot more. And everyone in the district is using them, from five-year-olds practicing their ABC's to third- and fourth-graders learning to speak Cherokee.
Bowring School superintendent Rusty Henson: "the kids are truly invested in the lesson. No one's doing their own thing. They're all actively engaged in the lesson. Itâ€™s truly amazing to watch."
Bowring's superintendent says their school is one of a handful in this region to have these active boards in every classroom, plus the library.